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Minestrone Soup

Recipe Having a vegetarian daughter, I am always on the lookout for vegetarian recipes that I can make for her. Last week she was sick with a cold and my first thought was, ‘‘I should make her some chicken noodle … Continue reading

Snowbirds Take Heed … Florida’s Having A Nervous Breakdown.

It’s almost that time of year again when our national feathered flock hears the words “chance of flurries”. And on that given signal, which only they can hear, our Snowbirds take off for sunny climes in Florida. Right about now … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181109

This week it’s all about honour. Without doubt, hosting constituency clinics in various communities about one week per month effectively helps me to stay abreast with what’s on the minds of the People of Algoma-Manitoulin. Those clinics allow me to … Continue reading

Time to stop the bleeding by reigning in credit card merchant fees

Canada recently  marked Small Business Week which featured a lot of political support for our hard-working small and medium sized businesses, but on certain fronts many supportive MPs  consistently drag their feet and even drop the ball altogether.  Nowhere is … Continue reading

In A Chaotic World, Thanks Be To The Surprise

In a world on its knees looking skyward for help but all the while anticipating the sound of a great big flush, the element of surprise has become a great distraction. Although my capacity to be shocked is being diminished … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – One hundred years later we still remember

This Remembrance Day marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought an end to the First World War.  The celebrations that followed were spontaneous and wide-spread as people in Canada saw their war-efforts bear fruit after years of sacrifice … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181102

Well folks, another election campaign has come and gone, this time municipal. I congratulate all those who bravely put their names forward as a candidate. Whether they were elected or not, their desire to make their community a better place … Continue reading

Mini Mummy Pizzas

Recipe Quick and delicious, mini mummy pizzas are perfect for a quick supper before trick or treating. Mini Mummy Pizzas • 3 English muffins • 3 tbsp. pizza sauce • 6 oz Mozzarella cheese cut into thin strips • 12 … Continue reading

Ah Ha! It’s Seniors On Weed We Gotta Worry About!

With marijuana now legal in Canada and most of us were keeping a watchful eye on teenage tokers, a bunch of aging stoners crashed the party by the back door and ate everything in the fridge! Yeah, even the stuff … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 181026

Recently while making the most of a rare opportunity to be back home for a weekend, I had a chance to catch up with a young acquaintance I’ve known for quite some time. As a result of the numerous casual … Continue reading